On March 17th at 3:45PM, my fourth niece was born! Her original name was going to be Anna Marie, but since she was born on St. Patty's Day my sister wanted to give her an Irish name.
Mother and baby are doing great now, but my sister ended up having an emergency c-section because Anna flipped during labor (she was feet first instead of head first). My sister was not happy with the news, but she did not have too long to think about it because within five minutes she was wheeled into surgery. Anna was 6lbs. 12 oz and healthy!
After Megan's first child, she was up and running around the next day. The recovery process is much slower this time around, but she is feeling better every day. I arrived into St. Louis on the 18th, so I got to see Anna at just a day old. It was incredible to be holding a life that is six pounds! Megan was in the hospital for five days, so Sarah ended up staying with my parents and I during most of the week. It was great spending some quality time with her. She is very excited to be a big sister and loved to give the new baby hugs and kisses!
I returned back to Colorado on Monday and already missing the babies....Skype is a lifesaver at times. I am sure the next time I will see Anna she will have doubled in size!!
On a training note, I have been back to cycling and swimming for almost three weeks. I am feeling very good on the bike and swim and getting closer to race fitness every week. This week I was also cleared to begin running and I will gradually build up distance and time in the weeks to come.
Colorado was hit with a "blizzard" last Thursday and it basically shut the city down! Of course with the sun here in Colorado, the snow will be melted in no time, but I am anxious for spring to arrive and be able to ride outside a bit more. I have been riding on the trainer frequently!!!
Happy Spring! Enjoy training